Leonard Smith

15 March 1911–22 March 1974 (Age 63)
Manchester, Greater Manchester, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Leonard

When Leonard Smith was born on 15 March 1911, in Manchester, Greater Manchester, England, United Kingdom, his father, Alfred Smith, was 34 and his mother, Lucy Hoey, was 36. He married Agnes Hughes Gillan in 1940, in Manchester, Greater Manchester, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Manchester, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1939. He died on 22 March 1974, in Manchester, Greater Manchester, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 63.

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Family Time Line

Leonard Smith
Agnes Hughes Gillan
Marriage: 1940
David Smith

Spouse and Children

Manchester, Greater Manchester, England, United Kingdom


    David Smith


Parents and Siblings



    George Smith


    Joseph (Joe) Smith


    Herbert Smith



    Harold Smith


+1 More Child

World Events (8)


Age 3

Outbreak of World War I. UK enters hostilities against Germany. Grueling trench warfare in Belgium and France.
1914 · Britain Enters the Great War

Age 3

After Germany declared war Russia, Britain entered The Great War and declared war on Germany on August 4, 1914. The war ended on November 11, 1918, as Germany signed an armistice that brought fighting to a halt.
1939 · Operation Pied Piper Began

Age 28

On September 1, 1939, Operation Pied Piper started in Manchester. In an attempt to keep children safe from air raids during WWII, millions of children were removed from their homes and placed with otehr people in the countryside for their safety.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a worker in metal, from Middle English smith (Old English smið, probably a derivative of smītan ‘to strike, hammer’). Metalworking was one of the earliest occupations for which specialist skills were required, and its importance ensured that this term and its equivalents were perhaps the most widespread of all occupational surnames in Europe. Medieval smiths were important not only in making horseshoes, plowshares, and other domestic articles, but above all for their skill in forging swords, other weapons, and armor. This is the most frequent of all American surnames; it has also absorbed, by assimilation and translation, cognates and equivalents from many other languages (for forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Story Highlight

Leonard's birthplace

1 Cardiff street Colyhurst Manchester England Died of peritonitis. North Manchester general hospital. Married Agnes 1938 St Stephen's Church Harpurhey.

Sources (3)

  • Smith, "England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005"
  • Leonard Smith in household of Alfred Smith, "England and Wales National Register, 1939"
  • Leonard Smith, "England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005"

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